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Monday, 24 February 2014

Monday 24th February 2014

16 Gannets following shipping offshore is notable as is a male Reed Bunting on site. 2 Stock Dove & 2 Long-tailed Tits on site plus single Skylark & Mipit flew south. A plump new Great Tit ringed will be the start of spring movements of this species. Offshore heading south 9 Brent, 3 Shelduck, 3 Gadwal & 3 Curlew plus heading north 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Brent & 2 Shelduck. Mr & Mrs Peregrine are undertaking plenty of displaying over this end of the docks in the mild conditions. Mist nets put up & moth traps put out for the season which should slowly get going if the mild weather continues. Late news - 5 Snow Buntings in the afternoon on the back beach.

Ringing - 1 great tit, 1 long-tailed tit.